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Darwin Regional Land Use Plan

Details:

Title

Darwin Regional Land Use Plan

Collection

Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment annual reports; Dept. of Lands, Planning and the Environment reports; PublicationNT; Reports; reports

Date

2015

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Dept. of Lands and Planning -- Periodicals; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Planning -- Periodicals; Transportation -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Public works -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment

Place of publication

Darwin (N.T.)

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/257455

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/511960

Page content

59 Acid Sulfate Soils Acid sulfate soils are formed in existing and former marine environments and have potential to release significant amounts of acid and heavy metals if disturbed or exposed to oxygen. Slow release of acid into waterways or other coastal environments can have a devastating impact on concrete infrastructure, fisheries and the environment. Generally, when undisturbed in a natural state they are inert, so avoiding disturbance is usually the most cost effective management option and the least risk to the environment. If disturbance is unavoidable, effective mitigation methods can be employed at a cost. The Acid Sulfate Soils Map identifies land areas where particular care is required to minimise the potential risk associated with disturbing acid sulfate soils. REGIONAL CONTEXT AND POLICIES Source: NT Department of Land Resource Management, Land Assessment Acid Sulfate Soils


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